Victorian Estuaries Network
The Victorian Estuaries Network (VEN) facilitates the connection of policy, management and research on estuaries across Victoria.
The VEN is a ‘one stop shop’ to exchange knowledge and ideas, collaborate and keep up to date with new research and initiatives. The VEN is organised through a consortia of estuary stakeholders. The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) currently coordinates the VEN through the Estuarine and Marine Ecology Program within the Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research, Department of Environment and Primary Industries.
The audience includes managers, scientists and members of the public with an interest in seeing the health of Victorian estuaries sustained or improved. The Victorian Estuaries Network is part of the National Estuaries Network (NEN).
The VEN initiated a Healthy Victorian Estuaries Bulletin. The VEN will put some energy into re-establishing a mail-out of this bulletin. Please be patient while we re-organise responsibilities on this front.
For more information about Victorian Estuaries Network (VEN), please contact Chair of the VEN, Dr Jeremy Hindell email@example.com.
Meetings and events
National Estuarine Network meeting, 24-26 May 2011
The next NEN meeting will be held in Perth from May 24-26 (Host: WA Department of Water). Please provide updates on any estuarine-related projects to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Management, policy and research updatesTo be updated.
Healthy Victorian Estuaries Fact Sheet - May 2006
The Estuary Entrance Management Framework - Project update 1 - June 2005
Assessing the Impact of Estuary Management on the Sustainability of Aquatic Ecosystems - Natural Heritage Trust (NHT)
Healthy Victorian Estuaries Bulletin
Healthy Victorian Estuaries Bulletin - July 2006
Healthy Victorian Estuaries Bulletin - March 2006
- CAPIM - Victorian Centre for Aquatic Pollution Identification and Management
- Estuarine and Marine Ecology, Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research
- Fishtrack - Tracking the movements of key Victorian fish species
- Marine Care Ricketts Point Inc was formed in 2003 immediately following the Act that declared the area a marine sanctuary. Since then, the group has grown to some 75 members and carries out a year-long series of events and activities, including school groups education in its Marine Education Centre on the beach at Beaumaris, year-round snorkelling and skin diving, gathering much marine imagery both still and video, and various projects including regular university research support. The website is comprehensive and includes sections on education resources for teachers and others.